The UX job market is competitive. Navigating the job search process and landing a UX role takes knowledge, skill, and preparation. This discussion will include feedback from experienced UX hiring managers about what makes a strong candidate and how to prepare well for your next interviews and beyond! This discussion will include information on:
How to prepare an outstanding resume
What hiring managers look for in a portfolio
Tips for the interview process
An inside perspective on the hiring process from experts in the field
After the panel, stick around for a couple rounds of Networking breakout rooms and meet others who have an interest in UX research, strategy and design.
Panelists Ona Anicello is a Director of Design and Research for Alaska Airlines guest digital products and innovation. Prior to that, she spent the last 18 years working for large tech companies in the Seattle area namely, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook. She has an entrepreneurial spirit starting BEAN, an international social networking nonprofit. She is very involved in the UX community and driving the future of the UX discipline as President of UXPA Seattle and teaching in the HCDE Department at the University of Washington.
Angie Nery studied Applied Cognitive Psychology and Human Factors which has been the foundation to her love of research. Her passion to uncover latent user needs and insights has been an anchor to her success as a UX leader. She has an established track record of design, research, and innovation amongst large companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Verizon, Samsung, and now with Intuit. Today she leads a small but mighty Experience Design team that oversees the design and research for a breadth of products, exploratory ventures, and partnerships. She’s most excited by fostering designers’ and researchers’ skills of the future like influential business acumen, experience with different types of research, and service design. Paula Desmond is an independent user research consultant and manager. Paula's career spans as a UX researcher across a number of prominent companies including Uber Freight, Facebook, Instagram, Dell and more. Paula has also taught human factors and UX research at universities like Texas Tech and the University of Minnesota.
Sorta Sketchy: Improving Communication with Visual Language with Adam Polansky
More than ever, UX professionals need to communicate across teams and across the globe. Sketching can help bridge these distances visually.
July 31, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CST (Chicago and Dallas, USA)
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. CST (Chicago and Dallas, USA)
Join the UXRS community for a time of fun summer networking! We are going to have smaller breakout rooms where you can get to know other people who are interested in user experience research and strategy.